Veterinary Medicine Internship

Bangalore - India

Only 480€ per week!

Contribute & imbibe your veterinary skills in an organization focused on humane treatment of animals that has basic equipment & infrastructure.

This internship for a participant is for the strong-hearted with deep compassion of animals & their well being with minimal resources. Participants will gain a multicultural work experience that will hold them in good stead in their chosen field of expertise.

Culture
Learning
Leisure
Community Engagement
Physical Demand

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Program Description

This is the perfect placement for students of a veterinary medical background or practicing. This internship will take the intern to work with six centres that operate under different functions. Animal Birth Control, Trauma & Rescue, Adoption & Foster, Large Animals & a Veterinary Clinic. There will be a single point of contact for coordination for you. A formal introduction will be held on every first day in each of the centres chosen by the participants where you will be educated on the history of the organization and also you will be able to discuss your starting role during your internship in the centres chosen. According to your specialization and experience as well as your interest, you will be assigned your tasks and responsibilities during the internship.

You will spend your first few days shadowing a local (English Speaking) doctor or nurse. During this time, you will further your understanding of the nature of the facilities and the standard practices of the Indian veterinary fraternity.

Cultural Introduction

The first week of your internship is composed of an introduction to the local culture, customs, dos and don’ts. Bangalore is regarded as the Silicon Valley of India, with the highest number of startups in the country as well as Engineering colleges. Bangalore has produced industry leaders in Information technology like WIPRO and INFOSYS and continues to be a hotspot for technological advances in the country. It is one of the largest knowledge outsourcing hubs in the world.

Not only will you get to learn about the language and lifestyle, but you will also visit see the city and will learn to get around the place on your own. During the first 3 days from Monday to Wednesday, you will get to know the life and style of Bangalore and learn what to expect during your internship. Your internship coordinator will show you around the city and will give you tips and tricks you must know when in India.

From Thursday to Friday on your first week, you will receive an academic introduction session before the internship. During these sessions, a professional supervisor will educate you about the local situation and developments surrounding the industry/field in which the internship takes place and prepare the intern for the local work environment/culture. You will also discuss your role at the centre according to your competency levels & current attributes. You will be introduced to the equipment and the current operating procedures present at the centres.

What’s included

  • Guaranteed internship placement with an assigned project and a professional work environment
  • Guaranteed English language speaking person in the working environment plus a local language when applicable
  • Pre-internship personal learning goal and competencies assessment
  • Guidance, Supervision and on the job training
  • Guaranteed 25+ working hours per week
  • Frequent (bi-weekly/monthly) feedback and progress sessions with the hosting company/organization
  • A physical workplace for the intern
  • Welcome and pick-up at the airport
  • Accommodation close to the workplace with a comfortable environment
  • A mandatory introduction week consisting of an intro into the local culture and customs as well as an introduction into the internship placement
  • Meals provided (Please check the location description for more information)
  • 24-hour local support

Aims & Objectives

Career development for young individuals, by applying and progressing their skills in a foreign working environment.

Schedule

Monday to Friday

Your general tasks and duties will be assigned depending on the needs of the placement. Depending upon the needs at the time, you will assess animals in various centres, observe medical procedures, observe in performing surgeries and gain exposure to many other departments that are are available in the hospital. The organization has regular meetings, which you will attend to discuss and share your experience & knowledge to augment your experience as an intern.

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age: 20

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: Advanced

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: On Signup

Resume copy required: On Signup

Required qualification: Veterinary Medicine

Additional Requirements

  • An established background in an affiliated field of study
  • A reference letter authorized by your university or hospital or clinic you are presently working/studying at.
  • Proof of qualifications and CV/Resume and a copy of your passport sent by email to the local team at least four weeks before beginning the internship
  • Motivation letter including learning goals, expectations and specific placement requests from the intern
  • Copies of certificates of qualifications and academic transcripts

Additional Equipment

  • White Lab Coat
  • Stethoscope
  • Laptop

Location

Bangalore is regarded as the Silicon Valley of India, with the highest number of startups in the country as well as Engineering colleges. Bangalore has produced industry leaders in Information technology like WIPRO and INFOSYS and continues to be a hotspot for technological advances in the country. It is one of the largest knowledge outsourcing hubs in the world.

About the Accommodation

Accommodation has basic facilities as well as a living area and a working space for the participants.

Food Arrangements

The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables.

Facilities

Our house is not far from from the city center, where you can find anything you might need.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

You’ll be on a busy schedule.

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya)

Population: 1.252 billion

Capital: New Delhi

Language: Hindi, English and 22 other officially recognized languages

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)

Time zone: UTC +5:30

Country Information

India is known for its pyramid-like temples, its colorful streets and it’s crowded cities. This country represents one of the most vivid and the largest cultures in the world. From the golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra to the coast where Ayurveda medicine was born, India offers a 360 degree journey through the most magical of lands. Known for being the second most populated country in the world, India will show you the faces of thousands of Hindu gods in its very vast collection of temples all throughout the country. The land of colors and smiles is ready to take you on your next adventure whether road tripping or helping out in local communities, this sub-continent will amaze your senses. India will shift the way you see the world.

India’s literacy rate is around 60% for women and 80% for men. The principal language is Hindi and English is also commonly used in all major cities. New Delhi, the capital of India, is what many would call the real deal when travelling through the country. It is one of the biggest and most populated cities in the whole world with up to 25 million citizens. New Delhi is known for its amazing cuisine and its new modality of “street food”, which means restaurants with every specialty you can imagine are available to you all throughout the city! Chennai is another of the biggest cities in India, known as the “Detroit of India” for its automobile industry. If you are looking for a quieter spot Kerala is the centre of lifestyle, art, architecture, language and literature in all of the country!

Climate

India is so vast that climatic conditions in the far north have little relation to those of the extreme south. While the heat is building up to breaking point on the plains, the people of Ladakh, in the Himalaya, will still be waiting for the snow to melt on the high passes.

India has a three-season year – the hot, the wet and the cool. Generally, the best time to visit is during winter (November to February) although there are regional variations.

Summer (hot): The heat starts to build up on the northern plains of India from around February, and by April or May it really heats up. In central India temperatures of 45 °C and above are commonplace. Later in May, the first signs of the monsoon are visible in some areas – high humidity, violent electrical storms, short rain-storms and dust storms that turn day into night. The hot season is the time to leave the plains and retreat to the hills, and this is when Himalayan hill stations are at their best (and busiest). By early June, the snow on the passes into Ladakh melts and the roads reopen.

Monsoon (wet): When the monsoon finally arrives, it does not just suddenly appear. After some advance warning, the rain comes in steadily, generally starting around 1 June in the extreme south and sweeping north to cover the whole country by early July. The monsoon doesn’t really cool things down: at first hot dry and dusty weather is simply replaced by hot, humid, muddy conditions. Even so, it’s a welcome relief, not least for farmers who face their busiest time of year as they prepare fields for planting. It doesn’t rain solidly all day during the monsoon, but certainly rains virtually every day and the water tends to come down in buckets for a while followed by the sun. The main monsoon comes from the southwest, but the southeast coast is affected by the short and surprisingly wet northeast monsoon, which brings rain from mid-October to the end of December.

Winter (cool): Finally, around October, the monsoon ends for most of the country, and this is when most tourists visit. Generally, it’s not too hot and not too cool (although in October it can still be surprisingly humid in some regions). Delhi and other northern cities become quite cold at night in December and January. It certainly becomes cold in the far north. In the far south, where it never gets truly cool, the temperatures become comfortably warm.

Culture

Hinduism is a big part of the story and construction of Indian culture. India is known for its distinctive arts such as architecture, literature and performing arts but in the modern era it has shifted towards the film industry. Bollywood is followed by the Middle East, South Asia and even Russia! Their movies are known for its musical intake and beautiful stories and characters, all, native Indian. One of the things that characterize India the most is its caste system; this model includes the old tradition of arranged marriages and very traditional family values throughout castes and the country. Don’t miss a cricket match when you visit! It is the nation’s favourite sport and a beloved pastime in the country.

Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism and Zoroastrianism are the major religious communities in the country. According to the 1990 census, Hindus constitute about 83% of the population followed by Muslims with 11% and Christians with 2%. Sikhs constitute about 1.6 %. Buddhists 0.6% Jains 0.3% and Zoroastrians (Parsees) 0.085%, of the 1 billion population. The rest constitute other minor religions. The population of all the 6 major religions has increased but Jainism has increased only marginally. India is a land of bewildering diversity. It is a jigsaw puzzle of people of every faith and religion, living together creating a unique and colorful mosaic. There is a festival for every reason and season. Many festivals celebrate the various harvests, signifying great historical figures and events while much express devotion to the deities of different religions. Every celebration revolves around rituals of prayer, seeking blessings, exchanging goodwill, and decorating houses, wearing new clothes, music, dance and feasts.

Transportation

The Indian railways are one of the largest undertakings in the world. The network covers a distance of over 60,000 Km. Road covers 5.5 million kilometers and over 10,000 km of inland navigable waterways. Using rail and bus services, one can reach almost any point on the Indian map though not always on time. All large cities are also connected with domestic air services.

Buses operate frequently to all smaller towns to/from major cities. There are also inter-state buses that take you from one city to the other (non stop). Before booking your bus tickets, always check the time it would take from one point to the other. For the local buses, you buy the ticket once you get on. For the lines that go between cities you will have to book and pay in advance.

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